In Conversation with Cuppajyo

Jyotsna Shankar is an aspiring stylist and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area who has the enviable task of traveling around the world seeking inspiration for her blog Cuppajyo. We recently caught up with her to find out her favorite travel destinations and what fashion essentials she can’t live without.


Three favorite travel destinations and why?

Maldives – some of the most pristine beaches we have ever been to! Truly heaven on earth.
Bali – this tropical paradise has so much variety to offer from beaches to rice fields to amazing shopping/food/beach clubs! Love the laid back bohemian vibe of this island.

New Zealand – its natural beauty is unparalleled.

Fav travel quote?

Adventures are the best way to learn.

What are your top three travel essentials?

Dry shampoo, sunscreen and a white sundress!


What are your best tips for stylish travel?

– It always helps to plan your outfits in advance.
–  I like to pack some basic essentials + a few statement pieces so that I can mix and match. Accessories can totally revamp a look!
– I also like to pack a few extra looks incase I change my mind later.
– I check the weather of the destination beforehand so I am well prepped.


What are some of your ‘can’t-live-without’ beach accessories?
A cute kini + coverup, beach tote like the Kayu St Tropez or Chevy, sunscreen, sea salt spray and of course – my camera!
What are you currently packing for?
A short work trip to Florida and a mini vacay to the Bahamas.

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